Blue Roof Studios Arts Festival 2019 June 22nd

Blue Roof Studios Arts Festival 2019 June 22nd

 

Blue Roof Studios Announces The Second Annual Blue Roof Studios Arts Festival

Saturday June 22, 2019 from 12 noon to 5 pm

Blue Roof Studios
7329 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90003
https://www.blueroofstudios.org/

Blue Roof Studios is pleased to announce the second annual Blue Roof Studios Arts Festival, Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 12 noon-5pm. The Festival celebrates the summer solstice while highlighting the richness and diversity of the arts in South Los Angeles and beyond. It reflects Blue Roof Studio’s commitment to fostering and amplifying creativity, connection, and inclusion within the community.

Free and open to the public, the day will offer contemporary street performance, mural painting, traditional African master drummers, outdoor and indoor art installations, resident artists’ open studios, a video screening, art-making workshops and culinary arts.

Blue Roof Studios and festival founder Galia Linn describes the vision of the festival, “Engaging in exploration of the seemingly impossible, as art does, amplifies the creative forces of a community.”

Last June, the Festival featured over 100 artists: visual artists, musicians, dancers and performers. It drew 450 attendees from the surrounding community and beyond, who came to view the exhibitions, participate in workshops, sample the array of food offered, shop in the art bazaar and experience the performances.

Art installations will include EPHEMERA, a group show curated by Mario Ezquita under the direction of Jill Moniz in the Blue Roof Studios sanctuary and selected outdoor public spaces. Let me eat cake, a multi-media group show of Los Angeles based artists curated by Kristine Schomaker will be presented in the project room. In addition, Blue Roof Studios resident artists Galia Linn, Diana Magui, Adele Kandarian, Terri Klass, Jacqueline Palafox, Cole James, and Sarah Gail Armstrong will open their studios for the event.

Art making workshops will include; a clay workshop by artist Beverly Morrison, a recycled materials art workshop organized by Barnsdall Arts, Books that Breathe by Cole James, chalk drawing by Amanda Maciel Antunes and participatory mural painting on the outside of the building with Arts Bridging the Gap.

Live music and performances will be provided throughout the day by returning musicians Joaquin Romero /DJ Wordamouph and Aboubacar Kouyate leading a participatory drum circle. Allison M Keating of Wild Art Group will present a tiny toy theater performance Finally, a Play about Joy.

Artist Carolina Caycedo will screen Rituals of Labor and Engagement, a video produced for her recent show at the Huntington Library.

The Festival is funded in part by the Department of Cultural Affairs Art Activation Fund. Blue Roof Studios is partnering with Shoebox PR (https://shoeboxpr.com/) and Bardo LA (https://www.bardola.org) on this year’s iteration.

Founded in 2016 by artist Galia Linn, Blue Roof Studios is a new multidisciplinary art hub
located in South Los Angeles. It offers a place for artists to work in an environment that
fosters creativity, community and hosts events that promote dialogue with artists and the public.

More artists to be announced shortly. For more information, please visit http://www.blueroofstudios.org or email: Allison M. Keating blueroofstudios6@gmail.com.

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Author

Kristine Schomaker is a new media and performance artist, painter and art historian living and working at the Brewery artist complex in Los Angeles. For over 14 years she has been working with various interdisciplinary art forms including online virtual worlds to explore identity and the hybridization of digital media with the physical world. Whether virtual or physical, the object-based work Kristine creates combines elements of color-based gestural abstraction, animation, pattern and design, neo-Baroque and Populence. Using installation, text, photography, mixed media, video and performance for her ongoing conceptual project My Life as an Avatar, she visualizes a narrative/dialogue with her virtual persona, Gracie Kendal. Kristine then documents her experiences on her blog. In 2012, exploring ideas of community, Kristine turned a local gallery into a modern day creation of Gertrude Stein’s salon of the 1920’s with a live mixed-reality dinner party merging the physical world with the online virtual world. Over the summer she also performed The Bald and the Beautiful in which she had her head shaved as a statement to challenge society’s standards of beauty. Currently, Kristine is working as an Artist-in-Residence through the Linden Endowment for the Arts creating an immersive virtual environment which she is planning to bring into the physical world via sculpture/public art work.

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